|U. C. Intercampus Arts Festival Concert|
Two selections from a University of California Intercampus Arts Festival concert, probably recorded around 1970. This recording features two virtually unknown works by a couple of obscure, and possibly student, composers. The first work, Blake Goodall’s “Eleven Haiku,” is scored for soprano, piano, and other assorted instruments and is performed here by soloists, Carolyn Dahlgren, soprano, and Hiro Imamura, piano...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical; Art Songs
|U.S. Premiere of Stephen Scott's "Paisajes Audibles" at Other Minds 9, 2003 - Stephen Scott|
U.S. Premiere of Stephen Scott's Paisajes Audibles (Audible Landscapes) for soprano and bowed piano (2002) at Other Minds 9 at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 2003. Victoria Hansen, soprano Colorado College Bowed Piano Ensemble - Nicole Benton, Elissa Greene, Alexander Smith, Laura Whalin, Daniel Wiencek, Matthew Wirzbicki, Sienna Wolf-Ekblad, Rebecca Wood, Sayo Yamaguchi Stephen Scott, director Amy Scott, video projection Entrada Fortunate Isle (adapted from prose by Plato and by V...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
|Underground Woman: A Semi-Autobiographical Novel by Kay Boyle|
Erik Bauersfeld and Lee Jenkins of KPFA interview poet, author, and political activist, Kay Boyle, about her 1975 novel “The Underground Woman”. The novel, which is semi-autobiographical, follows the life of classics professor Athena’s experience being imprisoned for protesting the draft as well as a later run-in with her daughter, who has joined a cult and tried to take over her mother’s house...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Literature; Interview; Kay Boyle
|Unidentified Electronic Music and French Sound Poetry|
This program incorporates sounds produced by an early analog synthesizer combined with occasional fragments of processed speech, French sound poetry, and clips from NASA’s Apollo missions. The work is somewhat sparse, allowing the listener to enjoy every variation in the resulting mix of speech and electronic sounds. The latter half of the program has been tentatively identified as “Biopsie 12: Terre a Terre” by Bernard Heidsieck.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Sound Poetry
|Untitled for Accordion by René Fabre|
Composed by René Fabre in 1981, “Untitled for Accordion” is an electro-acoustic composition in which the sounds of an accordion are electronically processed. The composer describes the piece this way: “Two half track tape recorders with a tape loop between them were used to explore resonance. Because of the continually re-recording nature of the two machine loop and utilizing the accordion bellows to create layers of pulsing amplitudes with the fundamental G-pedal, (and later combining to...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electro-acoustic; Electronic music; Accordion and electronic music
|US Premiere of Amelia Cuni & Werner Durand's "Ashtayama - Song of Hours" at Other Minds 10, 2004 - Amelia Cuni, Werner Durand|
US Premiere of Amelia Cuni & Werner Durand's Ashtayama - Song of Hours (1997-98) performed at Other Minds 10 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2004. To purchase the studio recording of Ashtayama, please visit the Other Minds webstore at www.otherminds.org, http://otherminds.org/shtml/Ashtayama.shtml. Amelia Cuni, vocals Werner Durand, electronics Uli Sigg, projections first yama: sunrise second yama: morning third yama: midday fourth yama: afternoon fifth yama: sunset sixth yam...
Keywords: World Music
|US Premiere of Hanna Kulenty's "Flute Concerto No.1" at Other Minds 10, 2004 - Hanna Kulenty|
US Premiere of Hanna Kulenty's Flute Concerto No. 1 (2001) performed at Other Minds 10 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2004. Hanna Kulenty: Flute Concerto No. 1 (2001) US Premiere Anne La Berge, quarter-tone flute Parallèle Ensemble, Nicole Paiement, conductor Winner of the UNESCO Rostrum of Composers (2003), and one of Europes most promising young composers, Hanna Kulentys talent is virtually undiscovered in the US...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
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|US Premiere of Tigran Mansurian's "Havik" and "Adaptations of Music by Komitas" at Other Minds 10, 2004 - Tigran Mansurian, Komitas|
Tigran Mansurian performs US Premieres of Havik (1998) and Adaptations of Music by Komitas (1869-1935) at Other Minds 10 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2004. Tigran Mansurian, Havik (1998) Komitas (adaptations by Tigran Mansurian) (1869-1935) Garun a (viola, piano, voice, percussion) Krunk (piano, voice) Chinar es (piano, voice) Krunk (viola, percussion) Hov arek (piano, voice) Hoy, Nazan (viola, piano, voice) Krunk (piano, voice) Tsirani Tsar (piano, voice, percussion) Antu...
Keywords: World Music; 20th Century Classical